Cost"ly (k?st"l?; 115), a. [From Cost expense.]

1.

Of great cost; expensive; dear.

He had fitted up his palace in the most costly and sumptuous style, for the accomodation of the princess. Prescott.

2.

Gorgeous; sumptuous.

[Poetic.]

To show how costly summer was at hand. Shak.

 

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